SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks wrap up the regular season Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals in a game that can be seen on Q13 FOX.
How do you stop Arizona?
It starts with the quarterback Carson Palmer who is having an MVP year. There has been a lot of talk about possibly Cam Newton or Tom Brady, but if you look at the stats, Carson Palmer is having a spectacular season.
Palmer is #2 in quarterback rating behind our very own Russell Wilson. But Palmer has played the best football of his career, and head coach Pete Carroll talked about slowing down his former USC quarterback.
“He’s been playing quarterback since he was a little kid, he gets the game it makes sense to him,” Carroll said. “His legs are good, better than they’ve been in past years. He did a very good job of sliding and moving and slipping around to give himself a second shot when we did pressure him, and he played a fantastic football game. You don’t see a lot of that on film. He’s basically getting rid of the football. They protect him well and he is on rhythm for the most part, but he’s not going to take off running a whole bunch. He does have the knack that really experienced players have to make the right choice, to step up into the pocket, to slide to one side or the other.”
Palmer has only been sacked 25 times this season in 15 games whereas Wilson was sacked 31 times in the first half of the season alone (45 total).
Growing list of injured Hawks
We know running back Marshawn Lynch will not play this Sunday (sports hernia), but a growing list of other players are listed as day-to-day including J.R. Sweezy, a surprise on the list. He and Luke Willson are out for possible concussions.
Also on the list, Michael Bennett who had a procedure on his toe, Kam Chancellor (pelvis), Russell Okung (calf), Cliff Avril (back), Jordan Hill (toe).
Where will the Hawks first playoff game be?
This year for Seattle, their fate has been sealed as a wild card. Sure, they could move up to a 5 seed with a win and some help elsewhere.
We won’t where the Hawks are going until after Minnesota vs. Green Bay which is the Sunday Night Football game.
Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m Sunday on Q13 FOX. Then stick around for Seahawks Gameday at 5 p.m.